Portico

Solar-Powered Outdoor Speaker

Functional Furniture

This overachieving end table is actually an undercover, solar-powered outdoor Bluetooth speaker . . . that also happens be a lamp . . . and a charger.

Portico’s waterproof, weatherproof exterior decorates while it entertains. It’ll play music endlessly when the sun is out; and for up to eight hours when it’s not. Plus, you won’t
have to worry about going back in when it’s dark. Portico provides warm, ambient light and even charges your devices for you.

This porch-side companion recharges fully with 12 hours in the sun, or after being plugged in for four. It’s modern-looking furniture that deftly disguises all of its helpful functions—making it easier to kick back and relax outside.
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The end table to end all end tables.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mike
    Mike

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Portico Solar Sound to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • barney
    barney
    8/22/2017 10:53 AM

    I was ready to buy two until, unfortunately it's made in China. For $300 it should have been made in the USA of Quality materials (12 watt speaker that won't play with other speakers). Good idea, poor production, way over priced. I do like your idea Mike.

  • Missy
    Missy
    8/22/2017 11:03 AM

    @barney I agree with you, Barney. The idea is fantastic and I too would love to have one but made in China just doesn't sit well. With only 1 or 2 exceptions, everything I have ever purchased that was made in China fell apart within a few short weeks. If I'm gonna spend that kind of cash, it has got to be made in the USA.

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/22/2017 11:06 AM

    @Missy @Barney Thank you both for your thoughts on this matter. Our team knows that many members of our community have a strong preference to purchase only products made in the U.S. and we have an entire category of products devoted to this.

    However, we've also found that many of our Makers aren't able to manufacture in the U.S. While it's often preferred for them, it's unfortunately not always feasible. Again your thoughts here are truly appreciated.

  • Rick
    Rick
    8/22/2017 11:12 AM

    @Barney @Missy

    Having seen the product at Outdoor Retailer last year, I have to say I found it to be rather impressive. Sure anything made in America is great but really how many electronics products will you find on the market made in teh US? The concept alone is awesome but hearing it in action sold me.

  • Chloe
    Chloe
    8/22/2017 11:17 AM

    @Andrew @barney @missy I am going to have to beg to differ guys. First off, there are no solar-powered bluetooth outdoor manufactured in the states. Secondly, I bought the product months back and I have had no issues with the quality of the product for the price I purchased it for. It plays all day in the sun and almost all night without any sun. They ambiance light is peaceful and overall Portico really helps make my patio inviting.

  • Harrison
    Harrison
    8/22/2017 11:24 AM

    @Barney @Missy I used to think the same way, but being in the retail industry myself I soon realized finding an innovative and affordable speaker made in the U.S. is nearly impossible.

    I felt obligated to vouch for this product when I saw your comments since I purchased it for a family member last year. Every reunion it seems to be the big hit at our pool party BBQ's.

    All I'm saying is if a solar powered, patio end table, with a built-in speaker was made in the U.S., the price would most likely be double what you see this for.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    8/22/2017 11:41 AM

    Hi all - I sincerely thank you for your feedback and as a small American owned business I appreciate your patriotism. We looked into building Portico in the US and unfortunately that would drive the cost up significantly. I would encourage you to read reviews of Portico on the internet as we have thousands of happy customers who vouch for our quality and their experience with the product. If this product isn't everything you dreamed it to be you may always return it for a full refund.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    8/22/2017 11:22 AM

    I love this, got my credit card out and was ready to order and then I read made in China,,,sorry not buying anything from any company that manufactures in China and not the US. Make America Great Again,

  • Phil
    Phil
    8/22/2017 11:30 AM

    @Deborah agree 100%. The excuse of being cheaper there in BS. They can be made here for the same or cheaper with quality parts. Not Chinese junk!

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/22/2017 11:34 AM

    @Phil @Deborah Thank you for your thoughts on this matter and you are of course entitled to shop by your values. However this is an economic reality for the vast majority of manufacturing, particularly electronics, and of keeping the cost to manufacture and thus costs for the consumer as low as possible. As several other people on the board have noted, the item itself is still high quality, and it is very difficult to find electronics made in the US for a reasonable price.

  • Rachael
    Rachael
    8/22/2017 11:27 AM

    I purchased a portico a few months ago and it works and sounds GREAT. I use mine everyday.

  • Ann
    Ann
    8/22/2017 11:36 AM

    I wondered how much it weighs. We have a large backyard and work & play in different parts of it. So I would like to be able to move it easily.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    8/22/2017 11:42 AM

    @Ann Portico weighs 22lbs and boasts plenty of sound to fill large backyards!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.